CyrusOne National IX and experience in energy sector led RigNet to Houston data center
Dallas, TX (March 14, 2014) – Global data center services provider CyrusOne (:CONE, news) announced today that RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNET), a leading global provider of oilfield communications, has expanded its operations at the Houston West data center campus.
“We’re very pleased to be providing RigNet with a colocation solution that includes the CyrusOne National Internet Exchange (National IX),” said Dottie Spruce, executive vice president of sales at CyrusOne. “Using the National IX allows RigNet to have IT infrastructure collocated in multiple interconnected data centers and also stay close to its customers in the energy market.”
CyrusOne’s Houston West data center campus is a geophysical computing center of excellence with 31 megawatts of critical power load and a high-performance compute (HPC) environment that can deliver up to 900 watts per square foot.
“Having access to CyrusOne’s National IX is a definite advantage for our company,” said Morten Hagland Hansen, senior vice president of business services at RigNet. “We were drawn to CyrusOne due to their outstanding reputation in the oil and gas industry and the innovation of their National IX, which enables us to be present at several of the CyrusOne data centers in Houston without significantly increasing our costs.”
Delivering Best-in-Class Enterprise Facilities, Connectivity, and Open-IX Certification
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center services and colocation solutions, and engineers its facilities to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an available highest possible power redundancy (2N) architecture.
Customers have access to the CyrusOne National IX, which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the massively scaled data centers that the company is known for by creating the first-ever data center platform that virtually links a dozen of CyrusOne’s enterprise facilities in multiple metropolitan markets.
The CyrusOne National IX, coupled with the company’s multiple dispersed locations and available 100 percent uptime, enables Fortune 500 enterprises to implement cost-effective, multi-location data center platforms that can help manage their internal disaster recovery requirements and applicable regulatory or industry-specific requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI.
CyrusOne was also recently the first to receive multi-site data center certification from the Open-IX (OIX) Association. The OIX Association has a mandate to promote resilient interconnection in hub cities to facilitate a more resilient Internet.
With 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia, CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific growth needs. The company is renowned for exceptional service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. Customers include nine of the Fortune 20 companies and more than 125 of the Fortune 1000.
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RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) is a leading global provider of managed remote communications, systems integration, and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities, and energy maritime. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to over 1,100 remote sites in over 45 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 600 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 125 of the Fortune 1000 companies.
CyrusOne's data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne's National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.
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